CM: Milan begin to test the ground with Man Utd over deal for defender – the latest

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan have begun talks with Manchester United over the permanent signing of full-back Diogo Dalot, according to a report.

Milan secured the signing of the defender on a season-long loan deal during the summer transfer window, but there has already been widespread speculation that it was with the view to a more permanent deal.

La Gazzetta dello Sport recently reported that the only way Milan can keep both players is if they re-discuss the formula with their parent clubs throughout the season, adding how Dalot cost United €22m meaning it could require a big outlay.

According to the latest from Calciomercato.com, Milan seem at least intent on trying to keep him beyond the expiration of his loan, with Dalot having impressed so far by racking up a goal and an assist in the Europa League.

The outlet claims that Milan have already begun to test the ground with United to verify the availability of the Premier League side regarding a permanent sale of the 21-year-old, though no further information is given.

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